Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Letting go.....

.....so I was doing the usual....

Up at 6am, getting the kid up for school, starting laundry, driving Bee to school, and I got home and got the other two kids off to school. Came home and looked at my disaster of a living room, that my oldest son had just cleaned before he went to bed.....blankets everywhere, xbox controllers all over the floor, empty water bottles, and I was enraged........ I was thinking where is the DAMNED REPSECT in this house. Does everyone think that my son and I are the cleaning service....

The CULPRITS:

BAPTISTE and nephew Marion....

and of coures Bonnie and Clyde....

did I mention dh left an empty ice cream container with the spoon and napkin still in it on the floor...

My first reaction was to come upstairs and smack him upside the head, and tell him to pick up his CRAP...

The second reaction was to just throw it away....

But, something came over me and I decided to Let it go....

I didn't touch a thing......THEY WILL CLEAN THEIR OWN MESS AND IT CAN WAIT UNTIL THEY GET HOME....

Then I stumbled upon this post by Sarah Bown.

It was like she wrote the post for me!!!!

I am no Martha Stewart, but I like a clean house.

I can't function when it's dirty...

The dirtiest room in the house is MY OWN ROOM....

Not lately, but I have never been able to keep a tidy room....

When it's tidy, I can't find a damned thing, but when its a mess I can find anything...

However, the rest of my house is immaculate.

I can't stand filth! It turns my stomach, and I have a fetish about my house smelling good. So I am constantly cleaning the garbage cans, I am the febreeze queen, and I have a plug in every sing socket and candles going all the time...

It irks me to no end, when the kids throw their clothes on the floor! Or leave their clothes in the bathroom...

Or leave toothpaste in the sink.....

I just can't take it....

But today, I am going to sit back, relax, and let it go.....

Why should I stress over things that can be corrected...

I am simply going to make the children pick up their things when they get home from school and that is that....

I am going to tell my husband "hey you left something in the family room, and point it out....

SEE....

NO STRESS THERE!

I AM GOING TO LET IT GO!!!!!


Atleast for today....

The rest of the house is super, duper clean, so I guess I cannot complain too much.

The kids even shocked the heck out of me and made their beds....

So I will focus on scrapbooking today, reading, and letting go...

wooooooooooooooo saaaaaaaaaah!

LOL

Until next time



Dana

4 comments:

Adrienne said...

NO STRESS!!! Don't stress girl!

toners said...

Great post :) I feel that way too - often!

Aimeslee said...

This is exactly why I made my DH move his TV into his own little room. They just do not watch TV neatly, do they? OH well, you'd probably have a cow if you had to put up with my dust-laden abode.

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Good attitude, Dana! I need to adopt your approach. My house is a disaster zone right now.